Square 1682

4.3
1589 reviews
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Square 1682 presents a Modern American Kitchen menu thoughtfully and masterfully created by Executive Chef Robert Surdam. The menu features small & large plates, as well as dishes designed for sharing during dinner. With emphasis on local and organic products, Chef Surdam entices the taste buds with every bite, through his lens of culinary America.

The bar showcases a pure wellness program of all natural ingredients, where fresh fruit and juices, infused spirits, and housemade flavored syrups are created daily from our Lead Bartender Daniel Kulisek. Square 1682 invites guests to a full experience of dining, libations, and lively ambiance on every visit.
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Sun - Thu 5:30PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 6:00PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM

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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Girls’ weekend brunch was super yummy!

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JG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place. Creative menu, Good food and great service. That's a successful combination.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 2

Awesome food. My take home portion was even better the next day!

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CE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant connected to the hotel next door, however the front street entrance is easy to miss from the sidewalk. Reasonable size menu with great appetizers and entrees (like bone marrow ravioli!) at very reasonable prices. Nice, quiet atmosphere which was conducive to 4 of us having a business dinner and discussion.

Consider it a hidden gem as it has great food at low prices and was quiet and not crowded. The only thing missing are some nice selections of draft beer (although they have a fine selection of bottles).

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P
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was exceptional!

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J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Square 1682 seemed underrated. I’ve been eating here on time to time, but every time I came here not only the foods were all very good but also the friendly service makes you feel special.

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E
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Square 1682 was BEYOND AMAZING!!! They made my birthday feel so special. They treated us to appetizers and drinks and desserts just to make my birthday more fun! They really really really went ABOVE and BEYOND to make it so special. I can't say thank you enough for such a great experience!

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RM
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding from beginning to end! Erin our server was awesome!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a great experience at Square 1682! The food was excellent (get the rigatoni!) and the drinks were delish. We would have like a little more attention from our server. We could have used more drinks and dessert but it took a while for her to get back to us.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Overall, it was ok. The dinner menu was quite limited and the items that were on there were adequate (nothing to write home about). The portion sizes were decent. It was nice to try once but I don’t think I will go back.

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RJ
Key West
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was amazing with large portion sizes. The best part was the cookie decorating for the kids. What a great way to entertain and help encourage them to eat their meal!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was perfect. Definitely will go back again!

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Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Solid food. Good atmosphere.

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MC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, excellent and pleasant service, and delicious food. The burger was excellent!

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our experience here.

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AH
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good good! Inventive menu.Good location.choices were good.Service was very good . Prices were good.You could also cart stuff for a lite bill or do the whole Nine yards with a prefix meal.Drinks were different and fun.
We were on an overnight and the noise was a little high for us.We are old but it was not a deal breaker.we had a table at a window which was great for people watching. I'd go back

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C
Philadelphia
134 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This was our first dining experience at Square 1682 and we enjoyed it. The food was good and our server was excellent. It's a bit noisy for my taste but I will return.

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OT
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly and very attentive service. The duck wings are fantastic.

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband’s Birthday and the restaurant was great. Everything from the drinks, food, waitress to the ambience of the restaurant. The best thing on the menu was the mushroom starter and the jerk chicken. Everything the waitress recommended was amazing.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the host to the servers to the manager, everyone is wonderful and the food is delicious.

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CA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Made a reservation and still got seated in the lounge area by the front door. The food was very good and the server was excellent. Low marks are because of the VERY disappointing experience with the table. I expect better when I make a reservation that I keep on time.

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PB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Over priced small portions but it's what we expect in the city. Waitress didn't ask if we needed more drinks after the first. Service slowed down toward the end of the meal. Food was good.

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LY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed. Nice vibe. Good food. Liked everything in particular roasted mushrooms!

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d
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was very good and outer server was excellent!

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BM
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointed! I was asked if I was a Kimpton Inner Circle member which I am but then got no special treatment - what’s the point?! Also menu posted outside listed pork shank which had motivated my dining there but yet wasn’t on the menu - another disappointment. Two years ago when I stayed at the Palomar, this restaurant was such a highlight - excellent food, extraordinary service, tasty drinks - what happened?

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VK
Philadelphia
108 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual!

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JD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service was great!!!

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D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a good overall experience! Food, Ambience, and Service!

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RB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Food was fine but ambiance was horrible. Very loud and obnoxious music — like a club. We couldn’t hear our server or have a conversation. I wouldn’t go back.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary — restaurant week

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S
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The duck wings were delicious. I didn't care for the instant mashed potatoes, other than that food was pretty food. Service was slow, but I assume that is due to restaurant week crowd. Would definitely recommend and try again.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Keto is always friendly and professional, as is the hosting staff, and the breakfast is delicious.

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JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Visited Square 1682 for Restaurant Week. The ambiance was pleasant and welcoming. Service was good. The menu options were decent. The cornbread is addictive. My fiancee and I shared the duck wings and the Burratta for the first course. Both were quite tasty. For Dinner we each had the Jerk Chicken. Being the descendant of islanders, the jerk chicken was not what I expected, however it was a decently seasoned half chicken. The Square 1682 hot sauce didn't make it jerk, but added a subtle "kick". For dessert we each had the peach cobbler. It was served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, which pleasantly cut down the sweetness of the cobbler. We would definitely return to experience Square 1682 for happy hour.

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BS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! My son really loved that the kids meal came with a diy cookie that he got to decorate and eat for dessert. The food was really good. The duck wings were delicious!

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T
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, and awesome drinks! I would love some options on various sides.

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AD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

My girlfriend and I went here on a Friday night during Restaurant Week, and it wasn't very busy. This should have been our first clue for how the evening would go. Our drinks and appetizers were both very good. But, as soon as we ordered dinner our waitress seemed to disappear. Our dinner took much longer to come out than we had anticipated, and during that time both our drinks and our waters were empty for about 20 minutes. The waitress took our utensils after the appetizer, and then took another five minutes after our dinner came out to bring new silverware. Dinner was positively mediocre. I got the jerk chicken, and while it was cooked well, it was incredibly bland. My girlfriend got the salmon and noticed that the mashed potatoes it came with were leaking greasy butter. Neither of us particularly enjoyed our entrees. Dessert was again just okay. I don't usually mind either sub par service or mediocre food when the other is able to make up for the shortfall. This was not the case, here. I can say, without a doubt, I will never be eating here again.

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DM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We chose Square 1682 for the 6th night of Restaurant Week, and I was pleasantly surprised. They called ahead of time to confirm the reservation and ask about any food allergies, which has never happened before, and was much appreciated. There are so many mixed reviews- many with legitimate complaints, and not just people being difficult to please or unrealistic.

We had an early reservation, and were seated right away. Although it was fine when we got there, once the restaurant filled up, we realized that the setup is a bit tight, as other diners had a hard time getting through the table to leave or go to the restroom.

Our server was Adam, and he was great- attentive and friendly. He had quite a bit of tables that he was taking care of, so we had to wait awhile to get our leftovers boxed up and ask for the check. Also, although they took note of my food allergies, they did not tell our server, so that seemed a bit pointless...

We had the cornbread that came with the Restaurant Week menu, and it was delicious. My boyfriend asked for more, and we were charged for it, which was interesting- I've never had a restaurant charge for extra bread, but oh well...We both started with the rigatoni, and I chose the everything salmon for dinner, and the peach cobbler for dessert. My boyfriend chose the jerk chicken and the chocolate cake for dessert. We both had Tito's with Sprite, and found the drinks to be nice and strong.

The rigatoni was very nice- the pasta was perfectly cooked, and the pesto was tasty. The salmon was interesting. I don't think I would have ever thought to put everything bagel seasoning on salmon, and I'm not really sure that it works so well. My boyfriend really enjoyed the jerk chicken. Dessert was pretty tasty UNTIL I found a large, hard piece of plastic in my peach cobbler. I didn't eat anymore of it after that, and our server never returned since the bill was paid at that point. My boyfriend enjoyed his chocolate cake.

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. Our server was friendly and patient. She explained all the entrees. I didn't care for the where there is smoke, there is fire drink but she took it back and offered a better cocktail.

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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a Travel Zoo voucher for a three course meal with wine and had an excellent overall experience.

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